Research

Research

We are engaged in research for health systems design through value-based partnerships with state & local governments, state level research and knowledge partners. Our focus is to develop comprehensive tools for health systems assessment and designing strategies for improving outcomes.

Research

We are engaged in research for health systems design through value-based partnerships with state & local governments, state level research and knowledge partners. Our focus is to develop comprehensive tools for health systems assessment and designing strategies for improving outcomes.

India Health Policy & Systems Research Fellowship
Call for Applications!
India Health Policy & Systems Research Fellowship
Last Date for submission of Application – 01 Dec 2020 (Tuesday)
HSTP & its partners are organizing this blended training program for mid-career Indian public health researchers. If you are a post-graduate and passionate to solve India’s health systems’ problems, here is an opportunity!…
Initiative

Strategic Partnership with National Health Authority

As one of the strategic partners to National Health Authority, we provide thought leadership & support for experimentation of (1) expanding health coverage to the “missing middle” population and (2) establishing PMJAY linkages to primary healthcare. HSTP with its collaborators is developing strategies to address both these issues drawing from theory, global best practices, expert consultations and key Indian stakeholders and change agents.
Strategic Partnership with National Health Authority
Initiative
HSTP and NHA agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding in 2019 where we will work closely with them for the next three years on a mid-long term strategy to expand coverage to non-poor population and establish primary healthcare linkages. Pilots will be designed to test identified strategies and document learnings for scal-up across India.
Initiative

Odisha Health Systems Transformation

Odisha Health Systems Transformation is a collaborative effort with Government of Odisha, Tata Trusts, Harvard School of Public Health & Indian Institute of Public Health Bhubaneshwar with an objective to conduct evidence-based health system and policy analyses and suggest policy interventions to strengthen health system.
Initiative

Odisha Health Systems Transformation

Odisha Health Systems Transformation is a collaborative effort with Government of Odisha, Tata Trusts, Harvard School of Public Health & Indian Institute of Public Health Bhubaneshwar with an objective to conduct evidence-based health system and policy analyses and suggest policy interventions to strengthen health system.
Odisha Health Systems Transformation
Initiative
This is a four-year collaborative effort that began in 2019. The health systems diagnostics in Odisha to identify challenges & opportunities for transformation is being undertaken. The result of this assessment will be used to design interventions that improve select health outcomes. Feasible interventions may be taken up for implementation on an experimental basis, monitored and evaluated for refinement of the model for subsequent scale-up.
Initiative

Exploratory Health Systems Research Studies

Health systems are complex and dynamic. The nature and levers of change are to be well understood to design & implement interventions to improve health outcomes in India. We have prioritized to deepen our knowledge and workings of primary healthcare & health systems governance in India. We use a systems thinking approach, which recognizes that the whole of the system is more than its constituent parts and the need to engage diverse actors in identifying gaps & opportunities in specific health systems components.

We are currently conducting four specific exploratory studies that examine and document best practices in primary healthcare, develop a framework for multi-sectoral integration for primary healthcare strengthening in urban settings, role of local governance in improving health outcomes & healthcare regulations pertaining to service delivery in India.

Integrated Urban Health Systems – Indore

We are working in collaboration with Swasti, IIM Indore and relevant health systems stakeholders to develop a framework for Healthy City Indore outlining pathways for inter-sectoral collaboration. This includes summarising efforts towards Health Cities across the globe and in India, providing direction for future action.

Health Systems Governance in India

This study aims at generating a body of work to strengthen health systems in India which would be available as a resource to generate evidence for researchers, academia, policy makers, regulatory bodies and other organizations working in health system strengthening.

Primary Healthcare Landscape in India

To strengthen primary healthcare systems, we in collaboration with Swasti, are documenting select primary healthcare models/ innovations in India using a case study approach to identify what works and what does not.

Local Government and Health in Kerala

To understand the decentralization of decision making and role of local bodies with regards to health, we in collaboration with Health Action by People (HAP), are undertaking a deep dive into how role of Local Government has improved Health related activities and outcome in Kerala.

Relevant Updates

Research

Regulation of Health Care Delivery in India – A Landscape Study

The study examines the regulations related to health care delivery in India with respect to issues …
RESEARCH

Fund Flows for Health in Odisha

Sudha and Sarit examine resource transfer processes & fund utilization for health at the district level
Research

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana – Learnings & Way Forward

HSTP and its partners developed a policy brief to discuss the learnings from the scheme implementation and suggest a way forward
Research

Ethical Participation in Health Policy & Systems Research

Rajeev discusses the ethical challenges of engaging multiple stakeholders in participatory HPSR
Research

Reflections on the Draft Dental Legislation NDC Bill 2020

Sonali shares her thoughts on Draft Dental Regulation and its implications on the profession
Research

India’s Steady Progress towards UHC

Arun presents an interesting analysis of the National Family Health Survey data to highlight India’s progress towards Universal Health Coverage
Research

Nursing Education in India

Vijayashree shares her thoughts on the status of nursing education in India and ways of improving its quality, reach & standardisation
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Stakeholder Participation Analysis for Amendment of KPMEA, 2017

Sudha presents the case of amending the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act, 2017 using stakeholder participation analysis
Research

Access to abortion in India

Pallavi examines whether the legal framework in India facilitates women’s access to safe abortion
Research

HSTP Progress 2019-20

Presents the program descriptives and milestones achieved by HSTP team and its partners during the year
RESEARCH

PMAC 2020 Learnings for India on Path to UHC

We present six take-aways for India for UHC from scientific sessions & discussions at PMAC 2020
RESEARCH

COVID-19 & Local Governance in Kerala

Rajeev co-authors the role of local governance in Kerala for containing COVID-19
RESEARCH

Kerala’s response to COVID-19

Rajeev writes about the role of social mobilization and internalizing lessons from Nipah outbreak in Kerala’s response to COVID-19
RESEARCH

Monitoring UHC reforms in Kerala

Rajeev co-authors the conceptual framework and indicator inventory drawing upon existing evidence & experience for monitoring UHC
RESEARCH

Review of telemedicine models in India

Vivek co-authors a review on various government-funded telemedicine models functional in 12 states across India.
DIALOGUE

Consultation for Primary Healthcare in Mysuru & Nagpur

Key health system stakeholders participated to identify requirements for designing comprehensive primary health care
DIALOGUE

Consultation on Future Designs of Primary Healthcare in India

Primary healthcare practitioners and researchers came together to work collectively to design, implement and evaluate models aimed at achieving care continuum
India Health Policy & Systems Research Fellowship
Initiatives

HSTP India Scholarships Program for Early & Mid-Career Researchers

We along with our partners aim to build individual and institutional capacity in Health Policy and Systems Research through a blended training program, mentorship and building a community of practice for peer support and engagement. The program will focus on introducing the field of HPSR, methodological issues in conceptualizing, designing, conducting and reading and interpreting HPSR research and practice. We endeavor to build leaders in the field that will influence health policy and systems in India.